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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Kabogo to upgrades ambition when Uhuru exits

Kiambu governor William Kabogo has  hinted that he will go for a top seat because the seat is not for ‘a mother of anybody’. “When 2022 comes, we will sit down and strategise who will run with Ruto because even me I can go for the slot as the seat doesn’t belong to anybody’s mum,” he said.
Last year Kabogo had stated that he was the most suited person to be deputy president William Ruto in 2021. Kabogo dismissed those saying they would collect signatures to remove him from office of being ignorant and blind to see what he was going.
He said his government had set aside Sh300 million for giving loans for business to Kiambu residents. He challenged MPs to state what they had done with their CDF kitty. He said by 2017 all households in the county will have access to water.
He said every trader in county markets must pay levies. “Where on earth are market levies not charged,” posed Kabogo. Kabogo said he was not a lad to be cowed by his detractors.
“They know I’m not a good man and that is why they cannot come near me and instead bark from the other ridge,” he said.
Witethie MCA Peter Ngugi challenged Juja MP Francis Munyua to state how he had utilised Sh85 million from the CDF kitty last financial year and Sh103 million allocated for this financial year ending this June.
County water, environment and sanitation minister Esther Njuguna said all wetlands must be protected jealously. She said the water point will supply 8,000 litres of water per day.
She said more water will be trapped from Gatundu North to flow to Juja and Thika through gravity to cut price of the commodity. She said water pipes will be fixed in two months.
MCAs from Kiambu county  came to the defence of the embattled governor  against attack by MPs and senator. Speaking at Kiahuria in Juja during the commissioning of a water point, the MCAs led by Ngugi ), Elizabeth Muthoni (Makongeni) and Emily Warutere (nominated), they warned the MPs and senator that the plan they had hatched to collect 2 million signatures from Kiambu electorate to recall the governer for ostensibly not delivering and plunging the county to endless wars will boomerang against them.
“We have 12 MPs and one senator against 60 MCAs in the county. When Kabogo’s detractors collect signatures, we will turn them against the MPs and senator because they are the ones retarding development,” said Muthoni.
She said Kabogo had done a lot to improve the county and accused the media of only highlighting negative issues. Muthoni said the Kabogo’s detractors were being paid to scuttle the governor’s efforts to deliver so that Kiambu can lag behind.